For me my time is more important than money and the last thing I want to do is wait for my water to get hot while I’m already behind my schedule. If you value your time and don’t want to wait for long minutes before your water gets heated up then you might want to consider getting a tankless water heater (read the Rinnai tankless water heater reviews for more information). Obviously there are going to be some questions with regards to purchasing tankless water heaters and this article will provide you the answers to some of the basic questions about them.
First glaring question is how do tankless heaters work? The traditional water heaters will eat up a lot of time before your water gets hot. That’s why sometimes you have to return after some time before you can actually enjoy your hot water. Now a tankless water heater will instantly heat your water up and they’re commonly called as “on demand” water heaters.
Many tankless heater brands will claim that these units will give you a continuous supply of hot water. That’s why you don’t have to worry about those cold water surprise in your shower. But according to some consumers, this is not always the case.
Next question is where can you use a tankless water heater? Basically you can use this in a couple of scenarios and this will depend on the type of tankless water heater which comes in 2 main kinds. First type is the ‘point of use’ and basically it’s just a small tank. You can install a point of use heater directly in an area where you would like to use it (showers, near sinks, laundry machines). These heaters can only heat up a small specific area and that’s why many people will choose to buy ‘point of use’ water heaters. The second kind is designed to heat up the whole house and they are much more expensive.
Many people would also like to know how much does a tankless water heater cost. Most of them starts at the price of $800 and above but the installation fee is still not included here. The cost for installing will also depend on your house. If you have an older house then it might need some ventilation and electrical renovations so that the heating system will function properly. Obviously this will also add up to the total cost.
The following question with all of the cost is the return of investment. Just like in business, how much money would you save when you install a tankless water heater in your home. Majority of the money that you will save will depend on how much you spent on your heating needs previously. If you have a moderate usage then you will probably save only a few dollars (maybe a hundred dollars per year). You might think that it’s only small savings but it does add up because the installation will last you for many years.
There are still many benefits from having a tankless water heater in your home. There are models that will come with some federal tax rebates than can help with lowering your installation costs. So make sure you ask the tax rebates when you buy one. Tankless water heaters are also environment friendly than the traditional ones.
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